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Boston counterprotest overwhelms, cuts short 'free speech rally'

Thousands of demonstrators chanting anti-Nazi slogans in a public rejection of white nationalism upstaged a small group in Boston that planned a "free speech rally" a week after a violent clash rocked Virginia and reverberated across the U.S. Counterprotesters marched through the city on Saturday to historic Boston Common, where conservatives ...

Pilot killed in crash of Portugal firefighting chopper

Aug 21, 2017

Pilot killed in crash of Portugal firefighting chopper

A helicopter fighting wildfires in central and northern Portugal crashed on Sunday, killing the pilot, the civil protection agency said. "The helicopter was attacking the fire at Cabril when it crashed after striking power lines," said Rui Esteves, commander of the ANPC protection agency. "It then ...

Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

/ Aug 20, 2017

Unwavering Trump voters say they will not miss Steve Bannon

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon's firing has been met with a collective shrug by some of President Donald Trump's most committed supporters who argue the controversial nationalist became an obstacle to the administration's agenda. In interviews in multiple cities this weekend, Americans who ...

Finnish stabbings treated as terrorism; suspect targeted women

Aug 19, 2017

Finnish stabbings treated as terrorism; suspect targeted women

Finnish police said on Saturday that an 18-year-old Moroccan man arrested after knife attacks that killed two people in the city of Turku appeared to have specifically targeted women and that the spree was being treated as terrorism-related. The suspect arrested on Friday after ...

Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war

/ Aug 19, 2017

Trump studying options for new approach to Afghan war

President Donald Trump is "studying and considering his options" for a new approach to Afghanistan and the broader South Asia region, the White House said Friday after the president huddled with his top national security aides at Camp David. White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee ...

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

Aug 19, 2017

Charlottesville mayor calls for swift removal of Lee statue

The mayor of Charlottesville on Friday called for an emergency meeting of state lawmakers to confirm the city's right to remove a statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, a request that was swiftly rejected by the state's governor. Mayor Mike Signer said recent clashes ...